Qingqing Yang’s Four Dreams (China)

DEC 16, 2019 | 6:30 PM TO 9:00 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

1218: Segal Theatre

WHEN:

December 16, 2019: 6:30 PM-9:00 PM

ADMISSION:

Free

SPONSOR:

The Segal Center

Description

Qingqing Yang’s research focuses on creation through dreams. Her work uses the practice of subconscious painting to evoke a dream-like state in which she is uninhibited to explore the relationship between life, death and love. Her creation takes inspiration from the Four Dreams in Linchuan by the Chinese playwright Tang Xianzu, consisting of four plays about love and society: Peony Pavilion, Purple Hairpin, Handan and Nanke. All four “dreams” are known to be among the most outstanding works of Chinese literature. After an artist talk on Four Dreams in Linchuan, Yang will transition to a performance combining projected visuals, music and her gestural acts of painting. Yang will create an illusionary atmosphere in the Segal Theatre that allows the audience to feel the experience of entering a poetic dream. Qingqing Yang’s interpretation of the subject is a dreamlike painting performance, setting the stage for a trans-medial conversation between poetry and her calligraphic painting style in the theatrical world of reverie.